That's the challenge theme for today! Scrapbook the things, those people, and the life that you are thankful for. This time of year, whether you are religious or not, is always a great time to reflect on the blessings around you.
I found it very ironic that Beth's response was the exact same as what I was thinking....
"I am Thankful for the Little Things."
As I like to call them, "the Little People." My nieces and nephew really do keep me going. I love being near their positive attitudes, carefree personalities and restless little bodies! They remind me of the innocence we all come from. I am thankful for little people! That's for sure.
What are you thankful for? Bella Blvd's Family Tree collection is perfect for scrapbooking Thanksgiving and your blessings! And remember-if you get your layout finished you still have until midnight tonight to submit to win our very first Fall Family Layout Contest!!
until the Bella Blvd Layout Contest submissions will be closed. Some great layouts have been sent in...be sure to get your chance at winning somefabulous prizes by emailing us your submission before midnight on Wednesday, November 26th!
looking forward to seeing more beautiful Bella layouts!
Over the past couple of weeks I have spotted some beautiful layouts online in galleries and blogs. What better way to kick-off the weekend than with more fresh inspiration.
Orange County, California
"I am a mommy to one princess named Alyson - who is the center of my world. I am married to my high school sweetheart. With these two people in my life I love nothing more than to capture our memories as a family together. Scrapbooking allows me to do that in a creative way which I love."
And Ronda Simpson made some beautiful layouts as well!
Ronda Simpson lives in a small Texas town and married to her handsome husband Jake, for 11 years. She is a SAHM to their three children.
I cannot even tell you how much I *LOVE LOVE LOVE* that Ronda turned the trees upside down to create pumpkins! So stinkin' cute!
Thank you ladies for allowing up to share your gorgeous work!
I'm *totally* in love with this custom photograph print! I love love love that it looks like an old-school film strip! Awesome! Also the edging on this page have so much texture! It's a great shabby chic look!
Dana's Challenge: Run all page elements off the edge of your layout.
When I saw this layout the first thing I thought was, "Wow, I never realized how great this paper collection works with summer/swimming photographs!" Dana, once again, you've given us some great inspiration. Just as before, I love the layering, also the stitching on the edges, and the custom tidal waves you created with the patterned paper are so cool! What a great use of the products!
A few words from Dana about the challenge....
"When I saw this challenge and the paper I'd be working with, I knew what pictures I wanted to scrapbook right away - ones that would make a "big splash" right off the sides of the page. That way I could made the paper AND the embellishments run off the side, which at first I thought would be quite challenging. Once I got started, it was so much fun to try something new...and I love the way it came out."
All applicants are welcome! We want to see your Fall and Family scrapbooking layouts using Bella Blvd products! If you're looking to find Bella Blvd products, we have updated ourStore Locator just for you! Please be sure to read complete Contest Details Here!
This contest would not be possible without sponsorship from these great companies:
First Place Winner will receive a $100 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Second Place Winner will receive a $50 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Third Place Winner will receive product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd and your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Here Are the Details:
1. All submissions are due no later than Wednesday, November 26th, 2008.
2. Contest winners will be posted Monday, December 1st, 2008 on the Studio Blog. Prizes will be shipped out soon afterwards.
3. Send one layout (any size) using Bella Blvd products. We challenge you to not only use Family Tree, but also try scrappin' those Fall layouts with Pack Your Bags products. A layout can be a single page or double page spread.
4. Please only send one image. There is no need for close up and detail images.
5. File should not exceed 700 pixels x 700 pixels or 700 kb.
6. Email the above along with your name, phone number and email address to email@example.com, subject line: FALL/FAMILY LAYOUT CONTEST.
7. Winners will be announced during the first week of December on the Studio Blog, and will be contacted via email and telephone.
Okay----so now that's its easier to find Bella Blvd stuff online and in your local scrapbook stores, we've decided to kick off a Fall Family Layout Contest for the month of November. That's all I can tell you right now....but look for more details very very soon! It has been so very exciting seeing some beautiful layouts made with our products all over the place that we want you to make some more & send them to us. It's going to be fun and the prizes will be fabulous!
If I were you...I'd start taking some beautiful family/fall photos, get them printed real quick, and start searching for some Bella Blvd products to purchase so that you're ready to rock when the contest details are revealed in just a couple days....